Americans’ Views On U.S. Foreign Aid Skewed, According To Kaiser Family Foundation Poll, VOA News Reports
VOA News: U.S. Gives Less Foreign Aid than Americans Think
“The United States will spend $37.9 billion on foreign aid in 2016. … But it still amounts to less than one percent of the U.S. government’s $4 trillion budget. Most Americans believe the percentage is far greater. The Kaiser Family Foundation last year asked 1,500 Americans what portion of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. The average answer was 25 percent, Kaiser said. That is 25 times the correct percentage…” (Ritter/Alpert, 2/8).